What if I fail in 1 Subject in CA Foundation?
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts CA exams every year. To become a Chartered Accountant, candidates are required to qualify the three levels of CA exams: CA Foundation, CA Intermediate and CA Final.
Since CA exams are considered to be among the toughest exams, what if a candidate fails in any subject in CA Foundation? This question is very often in the back of a student’s mind appearing in the exam.
In this article, Careers360 brings answers to this question asked by CA foundation candidates i.e. what if I fail in 1 subject in CA Foundation? Will I be considered qualified? Do I need to reappear in all subjects again? If yes then when can I reappear? Find out the answers right here in this article.
Let us look at some of the basic questions asked by students who fail to secure passing marks in 1 subject in the CA Foundation exam.
Will I be considered qualified even if I fail in one subject in the CA Foundation exam?
To qualify the CA Foundation exam, you need to secure a minimum of 40% marks in each subject and an aggregate of 50% marks.
Hence, if you fail in one subject, you will not be considered as a qualified candidate.
Can I reappear in the CA Foundation exam even after failing in one subject?
Yes, you can reappear in the CA Foundation exam till the time your registration period is valid. ICAI does not post any restrictions on the number of attempts that a candidate can appear in.
However, candidates must keep in mind that the registrations of CA Foundation are valid for three years in which each candidate is appear for maximum six attempts. Post these 6 attempts, candidates have to re-register themselves to appear in CA Foundation exam.
Can I reappear in the subject in which I have failed? Or do I need to appear in all subjects?
To qualify in the CA foundation exam, you have to pass all the papers with the requisite marks in one sitting. So you need to appear in all the papers in the next attempt, even if you fail in one paper.
Also note that no exemptions are granted to candidates securing more than 60% marks.
When can I reappear in the CA Foundation exam?
After registration you will have a total of 6 attempts. To make it more understandable, suppose you have appeared in the CA Foundation 2021 June session and could not qualify. Then in such a case you can either appear in the following December session exam or in any of the upcoming sessions till your CA Foundation registration is valid.
Points to remember -
You can reappear in CA Foundation exam till your registration is valid
You will not be allowed to register for CA intermediate exams unless you clear all the subjects with minimum passing marks
CA Foundation 2021: Passing Criteria
ICAI has pre-fixed minimum passing criteria for the CA Foundation subjects. All candidates must pass the CA Foundation exam with minimum 40% marks in each subject and an aggregate of 50% in total.
Sectional passing criteria
Overall passing criteria
Paper 1 - Principles and Practice of Accounting
Paper 2 - Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting
Paper 3 - Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Statistics
Paper 4 - Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge
Also note that in order to qualify for the second level i.e. CA Intermediate exam, it is required for candidates to clear all four subjects of CA Foundation with minimum passing marks.
Preparation tips for CA Foundation Exam
Since you will be reappearing in the CA Foundation exam, some the basic preparation tips to keep in mind are-
Understand the CA Foundation Exam Pattern clearly
Details related to the mode of exam, number of questions asked, marking scheme and related details are mentioned under the exam pattern. ICAI officially defines the paper pattern and the CA Foundation result is released according to the marking scheme defined in the paper pattern.
CA Foundation Subjects
Type of questions
Make Sticky Notes/ Flash Cards
If you are finding any topic difficult to understand and learn, try to make use of colorful sticky notes or flashcards. Using these tools is an effective way of organizing the workflow and also helpful in remembering topics. Flash cards and sticky notes are strategic ways of recalling things/ topics during study times.
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Practice Mock Tests/ Sample Papers
Mock tests and sample papers can add teeth to your exam preparation. For example, you can improve accuracy as well as improve your average question solving time by practicing mock tests and sample papers.
CA Foundation Parting Tip
Above all, do not lose hope even if you have failed in any one subject of the CA Foundation exam. With the right preparation strategy and time management you can definitely achieve success.
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Questions related to ICAI Delhi
does their is any fee concession for obc category if not than its optional to attach category certificate
The ca exam doesn't support any kind of reservation ,all students comes under generalized category,
The institution of ca of India, newdelhi fee structure
- Foundation course fee costs totally 9,800.
- Intermediate course fee costs around 18,000
- Final course fee is 22,000
For any other information contact them by911 130110490.
As there is no such reservation separately,icia is not either government college not a private it is under act of parliament college . So they decided to provide scholarship for rs 1500 to students who are in ca intermediate and for training.
All the best.
How many marks is required in 12th to appear for CA foundation non commerce student
Candidate from non cover section West fast 12 standard examination with more than 60% marks can take the direct into root for CA course. Hindi.to take CPT common proficiency test for foundation course for non commerce student i.e. entrance test.
Hope this helps.
ANY PERSON WHO IS GRADUATE FROM OPEN UNIVERSITY IS ELIGIBLE FOR CA INTERMIDIATE COURSE
Yes definitely, if you have passed graduation or post graduation in Commerce stream from a Central govt. recognized university (either open, private or government) with at least 55% marks is eligible to apply for direct entry route for CA intermediate course. You can visit the link given below for more information:
I have joined Articleship in March 2019 and In August i will complete two and half years whether im eligible to write exam of CA Final Exam in Nov 2021 . Please help me out
Hello student if you're completing your 2.5 years of articleship in August then yes you're eligible to appear in CA final November 2021
As eligibility criteria by BOS says that - Cleared both groups of CA Intermediate level, completed 2.5 years of practical training , completed AICITSS training.
Feel free to comment if you've any doubt
I did my Article ship in 1999-2002 , what is the procedure for apprearing for CA Intermediate exam in Nov21 do i need to do article ship again
There is nothing such mentioned about the validity of Articleship validity, I guess once you do articleship then it is valid till last. To register for CA intermediate , candidate must have atleast 55% marks in graduation and post graduation (commerce students). Visit here for more, details: